Weekly fellowship

We have resumed the bi-weekly working saints fellowship with Brother Minoru. The next meeting is Thursday, March 7, from 8:00 - 8:30p.m. over Zoom. We hope as many as are able to could attend this time.

May the Lord in 2024 continue to bring us more into His burden for shepherding others!

Please see below for the meeting information:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84029859454?pwd=TnlCdGg5R04waEZveFJtY3E4V2ljZz09

Meeting ID: 840 2985 9454

Passcode: amen

Recordings of past meetings can be found on the Church in Irvine's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheChurchinIrvine

Heb. 10:25 Not abandoning our own assembling together, as the custom with some is, but exhorting one another; and so much the more as you see the day drawing near.

Praise the Lord for the YP spring conferences! Below is the detailed information for each conference.
 
 
Cost$115/person. For online payments, please use the church's webstore: https://tinyurl.com/2024-Spring-Conf-Fee
 
IMPORTANT NOTE:  In addition to completing the registration form, please also download the Oak Glen Liability Release & Medical Consent forms, fill them out, and submit them through the following link:  https://tinyurl.com/2024-Spring-OG-Forms 
Also please note that all 18+ parents/serving ones need to do a mandatory background check
 
Dates:
  • March 8-10:  High School Brothers’ Conference (@ Oak Glen)
  • March 15-17:  High School Sisters’ Conference (@ Oak Glen)
  • March 29-31:  Junior High School Brothers’ Conference (@ Oak Glen)
  • April 5-7:  Junior High School Sisters’ Conference (@ Oak Glen)
  • May 3-5:  6th Grade Conference (@ Oak Glen)

Deadlines to sign up:

  • HS Brothers & HS Sisters: Lord's Day, Feb. 25, 2024.
  • JH Brothers: Lord's Day, Mar. 10, 2024.
  • JH Sisters: Lord's Day, Mar. 17, 2024.
  • 6th Grade: Lord's Day, Apr. 7, 2024.

May the Lord bless the conferences richly and gain what He is after in our young people.

 

We would like to announce that this year’s International Memorial Day Blending Conference will be held in Bellevue, WA from Friday, May 24 through Monday, May 27, 2024. We would like to extend an invitation to all the churches and individuals to participate in this gathering.

Meeting Schedule:
1st meeting: Friday, May 24 ............................7:30 PM
2nd meeting: Saturday, May 25......................10:00 AM
3rd meeting: Saturday, May 25........................7:30 PM
4th meeting: Lord’s Day, May 26 .....................9:30 AM
5th meeting: Lord’s Day, May 26 .....................7:30 PM
6th meeting: Monday, May 27........................10:00 AM

All the meetings will be held at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue, Grand Ballroom, located at 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004, and will be open to the public. There will be translation into Chinese, Korean, Spanish, and Portuguese. Some additional languages may also be included. 

Lodging:
A limited number of hotel rooms at the Living Stream Ministry group rate are set aside at the hotels listed below. Saints are encouraged to make their hotel reservations as early as possible in order to get the discounted rate. We would ask the saints to reserve only those rooms that they intend to use and to cancel their reservations as soon as possible if they are unable to attend the conference. Reserved rooms that are released after the cut-off dates listed below will not be available to the saints at the discounted rate.

  • Hyatt Regency Bellevue:
    There is a special group rate of $139.00 USD per night plus tax for single and double occupancy rooms, $164.00 USD per night plus tax for triple occupancy rooms, and $189.00 USD per night plus tax for quadruple occupancy rooms. For room reservations, please call 1-800-233-1234 and request the Living Stream Ministry group rate. To make online reservations at the special group rate, please go to: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/BELLE/G-MDBC
    Reservations must be made on or before May 1, 2024 in order to get this reduced rate. Check-in is 4:00 PM or earlier if rooms are available and check-out is 11:00 AM on May 27, 2024. Late check-out of 2:00 PM may be provided upon request and based on availability.
    Hotel website address: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/washington/hyatt-regency
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  • Courtyard Seattle Bellevue/Downtown:
    There is a special group rate of $149.00 USD per night plus tax for single, double, triple, and quadruple occupancy rooms. For room reservations, please call 1-800-321-2211 and request the
    Living Stream Ministry group rate. To make online reservations at the special group rate, please go to: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation
    link.mi?id=1696001236161&key=GRP&app=resvlink
    Reservations must be made on or before May 3, 2024 in order to get this reduced rate. Check-in is 3:00 PM or earlier if rooms are available and check-out is 12:00 PM. Hotel website address: https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/bvudt-courtyard-seattlebellevue-downtown/overview/
  • Seattle Marriott Bellevue:
    There is a special group rate of $159.00 USD per night plus tax for single, double, triple, and quadruple occupancy rooms. For room reservations, please call 1-800-329-0364 and request the Living Stream Ministry group rate. To make online reservations at the special group rate, please go to: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservationlink.mi?id=1702055597164&key=GRP&app=resvlink
    Reservations must be made on or before April 25, 2024 in order to get this reduced rate. Checkin is 3:00 PM or earlier if rooms are available and check-out is 12:00 PM. Hotel website address: https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/seamb-seattle-marriottbellevue/overview/

Childcare:
Care for children from Kindergarten through 6th grade will be provided during the conference meetings at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue. Please register all children attending the conference online at: 2024 International Memorial Day Blending Conference Childcare Registration.
All childcare registration submissions will receive an email confirmation with additional instructions. Please register all children no later than May 1, 2024.

Conference Webcast:

  • Live Webcast: The in-person meetings of the 2024 International Memorial Day Blending Conference will be streamed live at lsmwebcast.com for those whose time zone permits them to watch the live meetings by webcast.
  • Viewing the messages: Both the live and archived messages of the 2024 International Memorial Day Blending Conference will be available to view at lsmwebcast.com. Both the live and archived messages will be accessible via the “2024 Memorial Day Conf.” button on the webcast menu. The LSM Webcast site, lsmwebcast.com, will not require login credentials to access the site. The archived messages will be available approximately 2-3 hours after the live
    meeting has concluded and will be accessible for free until June 26, 2024, 30 days after the conference. After the 30-day period, all conference messages will be available with a subscription or payment at lsmwebcast.com.

We hope that all the churches and all the saints will prepare for this upcoming time of ministry and fellowship and will sanctify these days for the hearing of faith among us everywhere. Please pray for His blessing upon this conference. May it turn out to be a memorial among us to the shame of God’s enemy and to the glory of God’s grace!

The 2023 church in Irvine offering acknowledgement letters have now been distributed by email from offering@churchinirvine.org. If you are expecting one and haven’t received it, please check your other folders (including junk folder), and if you do not find it please email us at that address. While all donations to the church in Irvine are generally tax deductible, the IRS only requires taxpayers to obtain acknowledgement letters for individual donations of $250 or greater. Therefore, the acknowledgement letters only reflect donations meeting that criteria.

The Church in Irvine will resume its Truth Pursuit starting Jan. 7, 2024 with the Life-Study of Daniel (messages 1 and 2).

Since starting the Truth Pursuit program in March 2005, the church has covered 1,623 Life-Study messages at a relatively modest pace of 2 messages per week! Anyone following this program would have now read 81.8% of the 1,984 total messages in the Life-Studies, including both Old Testament and New Testament.  At this pace, we will complete the Life-Studies in their entirety by sometime in 2026!

Reading two messages of the Life-Studies a week is very feasible. For instance, the Life-Study of Daniel has 114 pages broken up into 17 chapters. This translates to slightly more than 2 pages of Life-Studies daily (assuming you read 6 days a week). Depending on the pace of reading, this could take roughly 5 minutes of your time each day.

Additionally, in order to assist your digestion of the Life-Study messages, the church can send you emails each week with study questions to direct your considerations for each Life-Study message. If you do not receive these emails currently, you are welcome to join the church’s email distribution list by clicking HERE and signing up to receive these emails.

Given the reasonableness of following the church’s truth pursuit schedule, we encourage all the saints to join in this corporate pursuit of the truth in the ministry together as we all seek to arrive at the oneness of the faith and of the full knowledge of the Son of God, at a full-grown man, at the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ! (Eph. 4:13)

  • There is an opportunity for the saints to apply to participate in one or more of the gospel trips starting in May. 
  • To apply, visit the website below.

(For more information about the gospel trips related to the 2024 Summer Olympics, link to: https://amanatrust.org.uk/page/2024paris)

Offerings to the church in Irvine can now be made via Zelle.

The church’s Zelle account is: Zelle@churchinirvine.org

The benefit of making offerings by Zelle is that there are no transaction fees charged to the church. If the offering is for a particular matter please designate that in the memo field.

If your Zelle limit is below the offering amount you would like to give, it is often possible to raise that limit by requesting that your bank increase your transaction limit.

IMPORTANT NOTE: For those already using Zelle related to other matters (e.g., paying rent for corporate housing), you should continue using the same Zelle address as before.

For any questions please email offering@churchinirvine.org. (Note: Do not Zelle funds to this email address)

Upcoming Events: Please see calendar here